Elegance and Grace

© Cheryl E. Molennor

Elegance and Grace

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 3/2/2009 2:38:46 PM

A wonderful capture of this Beautiful Egret Cheryl!! Jeff #1091575

Rod Partington 3/2/2009 2:41:22 PM

Awesome capture of this beauty,Cheryl! #7234495

DAWN SANDERS 3/2/2009 2:52:38 PM

This is so incredibly beautiful! Well done. #7234524

Dianna Murphy 3/2/2009 3:46:16 PM

Very nicely done! #7234691

Christian Rosito level-deluxe 3/2/2009 4:01:33 PM

Just as the title, amazing and beautiful! #7234761

Richard B. Hallick 3/2/2009 4:52:46 PM

This is a spectacular image. Very inspiring. I love the contrast between the motion suggested by the feathers, and the stillness of the body, neck, and head. The black background sets off the white subject beautifully. #7234897

Sabrina Ryan 3/2/2009 5:58:20 PM

Just GORGEOUS Cheryl!! #7235132

Janice Mezzacappa 3/2/2009 8:32:52 PM

Cheryl this is just amazing, the details and spread of the feathers, the contrast, black BG and lighting are beautiful. I hope to see again and into my faves!! #7235499

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 3/2/2009 8:37:36 PM

Brilliant shot. Pretty certain we see this again and it would also make a great POTD too, Cheryl. #7235504

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/3/2009 6:46:05 AM

Thanks everyone soo much! #7237226

Melissa G. Meiselman 3/3/2009 7:32:52 AM

Exquisite capture of this beautiful bird showing off his stunning feathers, Cheryl!! This is taken with ultra sharp detail and great lighting!! #7237480

Bill Houghton 3/12/2009 5:14:52 PM

Cheryl, this is an awesome photo. Wonderful job. Have a great week. Bill

Check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography #7277636

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/12/2009 5:29:09 PM

Thankyou Melissa and Bill #7277674

Susan Fox 3/14/2009 5:14:14 PM

All of your bird photos are amazing! This is my favorite. Love the feathers! Wonderful image!!! #7285410

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/14/2009 6:13:27 PM

Thanks Susan love your mini pic #7285574

Carol L. Fowler 3/27/2009 9:52:06 PM

Spectacular dramatic display #7342455

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/22/2009 2:13:38 PM

Congratulations on your stunning finalist, Cheryl!!! #7433207

Sabrina Ryan 4/22/2009 2:54:03 PM

Congratulations on this awesome Finalist, Cheryl! #7433644

Cecil P. Whitt 4/22/2009 3:47:06 PM

Spectacular, a big congrats. C #7434167

Sam Britt 4/22/2009 7:07:56 PM

Congratulations, awesome finalist, Cheryl! #7435853

Cheryl E. Molennor 4/22/2009 7:36:45 PM

Thanks everyone and my congratulations to all finalists this month. Will comment later. #7436069

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 4/22/2009 7:43:07 PM

Wow, Cheryl, congratulations on this awesome finalist!

Debby #7436100

Kim Andelkovic level-deluxe 4/22/2009 11:34:48 PM

Stunning.....congrats on a great job. #7437275

Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 4/23/2009 3:16:41 AM

Congratulations, Cheryl! #7437989

Vitor Dias 4/23/2009 9:02:02 AM

Big congrats Cheryl.

rgds Vitor #7439724

Colleen Farrell level-deluxe 4/23/2009 10:57:33 AM

One of the best egret photos! Big congrats, Cheryl! #7440428

Summer A. Kozisek 4/23/2009 10:58:52 AM

Gorgeous capture Cheryl, good luck in the next round! #7440433

Laurie Daily level-deluxe 4/23/2009 2:16:08 PM

Congratulations on your elegant finalist, Cheryl! #7441199

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 4/23/2009 3:00:20 PM

Congrats Cheryl on this Excellent Finalist! Jeff #7441357

Bill Houghton 4/23/2009 5:28:37 PM

Cheryl, this is such a beautiful finalist. A sure winner in my book. Congratulations. Bill

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Bill Houghton Photography #7441797

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 4/23/2009 6:08:25 PM

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Paula Showen 4/23/2009 6:42:13 PM

Cheryl...this is an awesome shot...my favorite!


Cheryl E. Molennor 4/23/2009 7:21:15 PM

Wow everyone Thankyou . Ok time to catch up on BP #7442198

Nick Lagos 4/24/2009 5:14:44 AM

Well worthy for a big award Cheryl ...good luck #7443705

Vladan D. Djordjevic 4/24/2009 8:12:48 AM

Congratulations on your finalist!

Laurence Saliba level-deluxe 4/24/2009 10:51:36 AM

Don't have much time to comment on finalists this month but while scrolling through this really caught my eye!! Its awesome!!! Congratulations Cheryl!!! #7444955

Alison Krylowski level-deluxe 4/24/2009 10:53:46 AM

Congratulations, Cheryl! Amazing framing here :) #7444959

ALLEN O. HOWARD 4/24/2009 10:59:23 AM

Amazing!!! Congratulations, Cheryl! #7444977

Donna R. Wageman 4/24/2009 11:48:07 AM

This is the most beautiful photograph of a bird that I have ever seen.
Congratulations! #7445107

Janice Mezzacappa 4/24/2009 11:58:19 AM

I knew I would see again Cheryl, this shot is impeccable and a winner, huge congrats!! #7445153

Cheryl E. Molennor 4/24/2009 2:27:34 PM

You all are so awesome . Thanks so much. I need to catch up on my congrats as well #7445550

Graeme yew Chow level-deluxe 4/24/2009 7:26:15 PM

Wow ! a winner in my list. Big congratulation my friend. by the way, the 2x converter still get a good sharp image? I am travelling to Australia in June. #7446602

Cheryl E. Molennor 4/24/2009 7:34:49 PM

Hey Graeme. thanks much and YES still amazingly sharp. (canon 2x)and without the converter...mindblowing! Have fun #7446643

Tiia Vissak 4/25/2009 6:58:55 AM

Congratulations! #7448044

Dianna Murphy 4/25/2009 4:02:11 PM

Congratulations! A super image!!! #7449467

Laurence Saliba level-deluxe 4/27/2009 11:02:56 AM

Congratulations on this great winner Cheryl!!!!!!!!! I knew this would eventually get a big yellow one!! #7456612

Datha Y. Thompson 4/27/2009 11:21:18 AM

Congratulations Cheryl!! Beautiful!!! :0) WTG #7456679

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 4/27/2009 4:10:43 PM

Love this one, congrats on your winner Cheryl! #7457535

Anne M. Young level-deluxe 4/27/2009 4:38:28 PM

Perfect #7457607

Colleen Farrell level-deluxe 4/27/2009 4:45:14 PM

So well-deserved! Congrats on your WIN, Cheryl! #7457654

Janice Mezzacappa 4/27/2009 5:01:05 PM

So happy for you Cheryl, HUGE congrats on the best!! #7457801

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 4/27/2009 5:15:08 PM

I love this image Cheryl!!! A huge congratulations on your win! #7457882

Cheryl E. Molennor 4/27/2009 6:03:24 PM

WOW super cool. Thanks everyone so much and thankyou judges for the encouragement as well #7458132

Sam Britt 4/27/2009 6:13:08 PM

Big Congratulations on your fantastic second place winner, Cheryl! #7458195

Alison Krylowski level-deluxe 4/27/2009 6:18:06 PM

Congratulations, Cheryl!!!! #7458224

Chris Schlosser 4/27/2009 6:40:11 PM

Cheryl, this is just beautiful!! Congratulations on your win!! #7458346

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 4/27/2009 7:31:02 PM

Congratulations!!! #7458589

A P level-deluxe 4/27/2009 7:59:46 PM

Picture perfect Cheryl CONGRATULATIONS on your win!! #7458718

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 4/27/2009 8:24:01 PM

Beautiful capture! Congratulations, Cheryl! #7458828

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 4/27/2009 8:34:52 PM

A gorgeous, graceful winner!!!
~♥~ #7458844

Sharon Sawyer level-deluxe 4/27/2009 9:45:55 PM

Cheryl, huge congratulations on your outstanding winner... so beautiful!!!! #7459031

Mary K. Robison 4/27/2009 11:47:56 PM

Congratulations on your well-earned win! #7459154

Tarun Bose 4/28/2009 1:44:51 AM

Big, big congrats Cheryl, for your excellent winner. #7459453

Laurie Daily level-deluxe 4/28/2009 4:03:59 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Cheryl! #7459830

Lois Adomite level-deluxe 4/28/2009 6:08:48 AM

Congratulations, this photo has so much grace. a true winner. Lois #7460208

Elida Gutierrez level-deluxe 4/28/2009 7:32:46 AM


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"August Winners"


Graeme yew Chow level-deluxe 4/28/2009 7:42:24 AM

I shouted winner when I saw it and it is deserving winner. By the way, Kathy did not manage to meet you. What a pity?. I am considering 2X converter from Kenko but I need to study it. Kathy have alot of this and she will be envy of you.

Elida Gutierrez level-deluxe 4/28/2009 9:18:37 AM


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"MARCH Winners"

Sorry!!! #7461307

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 4/28/2009 10:01:11 AM

Perseverance paid in GOLD! CONGRATULATIONS, Cheryl on this fantastic WINNER!!

Usman. #7461526

Shawn Jennings level-deluxe 4/28/2009 1:22:51 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic win, Cheryl! #7461993

Jennifer L. Alder 4/28/2009 4:02:59 PM

WOW. Great to see this in Gold. Congrats, Cheryl. :) #7462387

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 4/28/2009 5:05:20 PM

Congrats on your Wonderful Winning image Cheryl! Jeff #7462576

Cheryl E. Molennor level-deluxe 4/28/2009 5:07:39 PM

Thankyou FRIENDS #7462582

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 4/28/2009 6:39:14 PM

*CONGRATULATIONS* on your Awesome winning photo, Cheryl! #7462801

Nick Lagos level-deluxe 4/29/2009 6:54:10 AM

This Super image must have gone close to First Cheryl...a brilliant image...congrats to you #7464180

Pat Gamwell level-deluxe 4/29/2009 12:41:15 PM

Magnificent image...congrats, Cheryl! #7465345

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) 4/29/2009 2:23:28 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic winn. #7465661

anonymous 4/30/2009 8:55:41 AM

Congratulations Cheryl on your beautiful win! B- #7468849

Susan T. Evans 5/1/2009 6:50:33 PM

Wow Cheryl, this is fantastic. Congrats. #7474533

Cheryl E. Molennor 5/2/2009 5:44:35 PM

THANKYOU! #7477884

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 5/20/2009 2:52:29 AM

Congratulations Cheryl on your Win!!!

Dominick #7539166

Cheryl E. Molennor level-deluxe 5/20/2009 6:36:06 AM

Thankyou Dominick #7539985

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 5/28/2009 6:52:48 PM

I am so far behind :-)
Belated but big congratulations for this superb winner Cheryl!! #7573964

Cheryl E. Molennor level-deluxe 5/29/2009 10:10:14 AM

Thankyou Renee I know what you mean I get behind too. Thanks for your time #7576672

Paula Showen level-deluxe 8/14/2009 10:39:01 PM

Cheryl....a GREAT BIG CONGRATULATIONS for the FIRST PLACE in Popular Photography! I look forward to getting my copy with this image on the cover!!! #7849301

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 9/12/2009 11:36:38 AM

WOO HOO!! I just got my copy of Popular Photography -- and this beauty is on the cover!!! Congrats on your win Cheryl!!! Marvelous photo and effects!!! #7937272

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/12/2009 11:57:26 AM

Ohhhh my goodness Cheryl! This is the most beautiful bird portrait I have ever seen, absolutely awesome!

Congrats on your win and also on the cover of Popular Photography!

jo ann c. #7937298

Shawn Jennings level-deluxe 9/12/2009 6:38:42 PM

Cheryl - just got my copy of Pop Photo. Congratulations on your win and cover shot!!! So incredibly deserving!!! #7937857

Cheryl E. Molennor 9/12/2009 6:58:43 PM

Paula,Judy,Joanne and Shawn thankyou so much for that!!! I'm so happy about it but havn't seen it yet as my copy hasn't arrived yet. :( #7937886

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 9/13/2009 4:41:35 AM

Good Morning Cheryl, I was so excited to get my Pop Photography in yesterdays mail. CONGRATULAITIONS x a milllion. I love all your animals and you are such an incredible photographer!! Would you like me to save mine and send it to you for an extra copy? I will read it and then send it to you so maybe you can frame the cover. Send me a note. GOD BLESS YOU #7938517

Cheryl E. Molennor 9/13/2009 4:46:34 PM

you mean to tell me your not framing it yourself??!! Hee lol just kidding. Kathy that is so sweet of you Thankyou so much and I truely admire your work just as well. #7940117

Laurie Daily level-deluxe 9/15/2009 5:25:38 PM

WoWzA!!!! I just got my PoPPhoto and there you were..ran right down to to my PC to give you a huge congrats on this most fantastic image...I am absolutely beaming and so happy for you, Cheryl!!! Your work is incredible and so deserving of this recognition...Yay yay yay!!!! #7946220

ALLEN O. HOWARD 9/28/2009 12:22:54 PM

Popular Photorgraphy 1st place! Congratulations and hopefully you will get to Africa!, Allen #7991058

Cheryl E. Molennor 9/28/2009 12:58:00 PM

Thankyou great friends!! #7991208

Karen Rosenblum level-deluxe 11/5/2009 7:22:24 AM

A little belated, but many congrats on your well-deserved PopPhoto 1st place! And your BP award too! One of the most deserved wins I've seen, here and in Pop Photo. I'll have to start looking for you in Outdoor Photo too, won't I. :) #8105960

Cheryl E. Molennor level-deluxe 11/5/2009 7:26:58 AM

Hope so Karen Thanks so much!! #8105965

Holly Hitchcock level-deluxe 11/8/2009 4:44:00 PM

I am spellbound by this amazing capture. WOW ... is all I can say!! Many congratulations, Cheryl. Well deserved honor. #8114721

Alexandra Hankova level-deluxe 12/15/2009 3:44:37 PM

Amazing, beautiful, graceful, elegant and thousand other pretty things! :-) #8218810

Cheryl E. Molennor level-deluxe 12/15/2009 4:36:35 PM

THANKYOU! #8219189

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 2/25/2010 11:54:41 AM

Luv, luv, luv it Cheryl! Great colors and composition!

jo ann c. #8415372

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Canon 300 mm 2.8 w /2x converter
It is mating season now and the birds are displaying there gorgeous colors and plumage. A sight to see for sure

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 640, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 600.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 3/2/2009 2:37:45 PM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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